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Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Washington, D.C.

Protecting the Rights of Injured Patients

When entering a doctor’s office or hospital, we expect that the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals who work there to provide us with the best care possible. Sadly, there are times when unforeseen complications or human error turn a treatment upside-down, and a patient suffers a new or worsened injury or illness instead.

When a doctor injures their patients, it may be considered medical malpractice if it can be proven that inexcusable negligence contributed to the injury. Our Washington, D.C. medical malpractice attorneys of LawMD can help if you or a loved one was injured because of medical negligence. We are a team of physician-attorneys with years of experience in the medical and legal fields that we use to help families recover the compensation they deserve.

To schedule a free consultation with our legal team, complete our contact form or call (888) 695-2963.

Defining Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider fails to provide their patients with acceptable levels or types of care, resulting in an injury. Doctors have a responsibility to meet a “duty of care” or “standard of care.” This term defines every medical professional’s responsibility to meet the medical needs of their patients and provide the best treatment they possibly can based on approved medical knowledge and methods.

Incidents of medical malpractice may involve:

  • Medication errors
  • Emergency room mistakes
  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Failure to treat
  • Postoperative negligence
  • Anesthesia errors

Liability for Medical Malpractice

It is not uncommon for medical malpractice to result from negligence throughout a patient’s treatment path. Liability may not focus on a single person, but rather a group of individuals who failed to provide the injured patient with the proper care. This may include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, surgeons, hospital administration, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and other medical professionals who were negligent.

Medical malpractice can be caused by factors such as:

  • Carelessness
  • Fatigue
  • Inexperience
  • Lack of preparedness and resources
  • Defective drugs and medical devices
  • Pharmaceutical mistakes

Medical Malpractice Damages

To recover from medical malpractice, an injury victim may require additional treatment such as surgeries, the use of medication and medical devices, therapy, and more. Medical malpractice can potentially leave a patient with a long-term, or even permanent, illness or injury. To manage such conditions, a patient may also require in-home care and repeated treatments.

Medical bills usually account for the majority of damages in medical malpractice cases. Our physician-attorneys can evaluate the details of your case and determine what treatment you may need in the future to determine the full amount of compensation you will need. You might also have lost significant finances due to missing work while trying to recuperate from your injuries. Medical malpractice claims can also seek noneconomic damages as well, such as pain and suffering and additional stress.

Contact Us to Schedule a Free Consultation

The LawMD legal team is dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. As physician-attorneys, we understand more the details of medical malpractice more than most firms. We will investigate your case to determine the cause of your injury and who is liable in order to best pursue the full amount of compensation you deserve.

Call (888) 695-2963 or send us a message to schedule a free consultation with our medical malpractice lawyers in Washington, D.C.

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WHY YOU MAY BENEFIT FROM A DOCTOR IN YOUR COURTROOM

  • WE UNDERSTAND YOUR INJURIES, BECAUSE WE’VE LIKELY TREATED THEM.

    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.

  • TIME- AND COST-SAVINGS FOR YOUR CASE

    Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.

  • RAPID RESPONSE WITH SOLID ANSWERS TO YOUR SERIOUS QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR CASE

    Because we have in-house medical know-how, we can evaluate the medical questions in your case and provide answers without a lengthy wait. Our internal process involves getting the issues in your case quickly in front of the right physician attorney who, based on his or her medical experience and training, is most likely to have the answers you seek about whether you have a case and how we might help you get the compensation you deserve to help secure a brighter future for you and for your loved ones.

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